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Cass Elliot – One Way Ticket

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“Our job as entertainers is to ease some pain. So to begin with, you have to know what and where the pain is”.

‘Mama Cass’ Elliot was often described as the queen of L.A. pop society. Her phenomenal voice helped propel the Mamas & the Papas into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and her home in Laurel Canyon was a popular gathering place for the likes of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Joni Mitchell, and Eric Clapton to name a few.

The Mamas & the Papas released a total of five studio albums and seventeen singles over a four-year period (1965-1968) selling 40 million albums plus 6 Top 10 singles, including classics “California Dreamin” and “Monday, Monday”. The success of the Papa’s cover of the popular standard, “Dream a Little Dream of Me” spurred Elliot’s desire for a solo career and by the end of 1968, the group had split.

Cass guest-hosted for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show and was a frequent guest on The Mike Douglas Show, The Andy Williams Show, The Johnny Cash Show and many others. Elliot headlined two weeks of concerts at the London Palladium in July of 1974 and soon after died in her sleep at the age of 32 from heart failure. She passed away in a flat on loan from singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson. Four years later, the Who’s drummer Keith Moon would die in that same flat also at the age of 32.

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Contact & Licensing info:
“One Way Ticket” was written by Stephen Lawrence & Bruce Hart
Published by Notable Music Co.(ASCAP)
Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Master Controlled by Universal Music Group.

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Skating Polly – Hail Mary

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This week’s top tune was the first song the band along with Louise Post & Nina Gordon of Veruca Salt wrote for their brilliant new ep New Trick. NPR calls their horror-chic video ‘vaguely haunted, quite uncanny and good, creepy fun’. The band says the tune is “about being addicted to poisonous people. We wanted the one of the video to be somewhat serious, but not self-serious”.

It’s been said, and we whole-heartedly agree, that what the world needs now is another great rock and roll band.
Step sisters Kelli, Peyton, and brother Kurtis, are composers and they are performers, this is true. But perhaps most importantly, they are cultural reflections unto not only themselves, but to society. The members of the band have been pursuing their private destinies within the confines of the pop music jungle. As is so rarely the case, the whole of Skating Polly is much greater than the sum of its parts and the newly formed amalgam threatens to undermine the foundations of the rock power elite. Godspeed young Polly, godspeed.

Fresh off a triumphant UK tour supporting Kate Nash, the Polly return to the States supporting punk legends X’s 40th Anniversary Tour starting Sept 6th in Las Vegas including a slot at Chicago’s Riot Fest 2017 on Sept 15th!

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Contact & Licensing:
“Hail Mary” was written by Kelli Mayo, Peyton Bighorse, Louise Post, and Nina Gordon. Skating Polly is published by Go Polly Girl Songs (ASCAP) and Melting By 40 Music (ASCAP)/Some Kind of Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. / contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. / contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com.
Louise Post and Nina Gordon are published by Big Deal Notes/Are You There God It’s Me Music (ASCAP). Administered by Words & Music, a division of Big Deal Music LLC.
Master controlled by El Camino Media.

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Sylvia Syms – Poor Everybody Else

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Frank Sinatra loved saloon singers. In fact, it’s all he said that he wanted to be. One he loved most of all was the singer of this week’s top tune, Sylvia Syms. Syms sang tough, sentimental songs in joints in Harlem and on New York’s 52nd Street for years and as a teenager received informal training from the likes of Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie. Sinatra became such huge fan that he later personally conducted one of her albums.

This week’s tune was recorded by Sylvia for Columbia Records and released in support of composer Cy Coleman and lyricist Dorothy Fields‘ smash 1966 Broadway musical Sweet Charity. Columbia who also had the original cast album, went all out in its single’s barrage of the score. Recordings by Barbra Streisand (“Where Am I Going?”, “You Wanna Bet”), Tony Bennett (“Baby Dream Your Dream”), Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme (“If My Friends Could See Me Now”), Jerry Vale (“Too Many Tomorrows”) all notched Top 40 Easy Listening chart positions in time for the show’s debut on Broadway. Interestingly, “Poor Everybody Else” would be cut from this particular show but found a home a few years later in 1973′s Seesaw based on the William Gibson play, Two For the Seesaw.

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Contact & Licensing info:
Published by Notable Music Co. (ASCAP) & Aldi Music (ASCAP). Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing.
Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Master Controlled by Sony Music Group.

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Barnum London Revival

20914563 1654389091277881 9222668649194400771 n Barnum London RevivalThe Tony Award-winning musical Barnum will get a London revival this November at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Barnum, with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Michael Stewart, and a book by Mark Bramble, tells the story of PT Barnum, the greatest showman on Earth! The revival will be directed by Gordon Greenberg (Guys and Dolls) and will run from November 25 – March 3rd. Click HERE for more info.

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